Elysha O’Brien calls herself a “Mexican white girl.” Not just because of her ethnically ambiguous appearance, she says, but also because she can’t speak Spanish. Fearing their children would experience discrimination if they spoke Spanish, her parents chose not to teach them their native tongue.
Jose Luis DREAMS: Undocumented Student wins High School Competition, Denied right to meet President Obama.
One Dreamer’s letter to President Obama
Interesting look at the challenges we face this summer.
I want to start off by saying I didn’t get into journalism to wage Twitter fights. So yesterday when Michelle Malkin went after me (as she has done with so many before me) I decided to sit it out and let her do her thing. Earlier this week, Jose Antonio Vargas and Malkin went back and forth on issues of immigration, and it was astounding to many who saw it, because it was actually civil. It made me profoundly happy to see.
But that immigration-related Twitter exchange was utterly unique in the history of immigration-related Twitter exchanges. I know, just as well as most, that going back and forth in an ugly Twitter fight rarely makes anyone smarter and rarely makes anyone understand issues any better.